News from  All In: Data for Community Health
March 2018

All In: Data for Community Health is a learning collaborative that helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing. All In partners include the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), the BUILD Health Challenge, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), and the Colorado Health Foundation - Connecting Communities and Care.

Funding Opportunity for All In: DASH CIC-START

DASH, a national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative and a founding partner of All In, is excited to announce a call for applications for Community Impact Contracts - Strategic, Timely, Actionable, Replicable, Targeted (CIC-START), which aims to help local collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. Up to six CIC-START contracts of up to $25,000 will be available to local collaborations participating in the All In network. 

Linking Health Systems and Food Systems to Better Serve Communities

A recent All In webinar featured two projects forming community partnerships and data systems linking social service providers, food banks, hospitals/health systems, and other sectors to improve health outcomes. Watch the recording and read key takeaways.

All In Virtual Events

Two-Part Webinar Series: Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health
March 13 and May 8 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Join  All In for a two-part webinar series featuring presentations from leadership at Johns Hopkins University and the Network for Public Health Law. As authors of a recent deBeaumont Foundation report,  Using Electronic Health Data for Community Healththey will discuss the legal underpinnings of data sharing between health systems and public health departments. Participants are highly encouraged to read the report and submit questions in advance.

Webinar: Innovative Strategies for Engaging Residents in Community Health Improvement Planning 
April 17 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

On this All In webinar, two communities will share how they developed and tailored processes and strategies for engaging residents in community health improvement planning as well as some of the barriers and opportunities encountered along the way. 

All In In-Person Events

Public Health Law Pre-Conference Workshop
Sharing Data Across Sectors to Improve the Health of Communities - October 4 in Phoenix, AZ

This pre-conference workshop, co-produced by DASH and the Network for Public Health Law, will assist participants in navigating the legal framework to collect, use, and share data among multiple sectors to improve health, while complying with legal requirements and maintaining the public's trust. Register by March 31 to save!

Connect with All In at Upcoming Conferences

All In is presenting and exhibiting at several upcoming conferences.
  • ACHI National Conference: March 14 - 16 in Atlanta, GA -  Stop by the exhibit hall to learn more about All In and how you can get involved. 
  • NNPHI Open Forum: March 29 - 30 in Louisville, KY - Hear from several All In leaders as well as local collaborations about innovative approaches to improve health equity through cross-sector partnerships and data sharing. 
  • Community Information Exchange Summit: April 16 - 17 in San Diego, CA - Attend the Summit Kickoff Breakfast, where DASH Co-Director Peter Eckart will discuss resources to enhance local collabotations' work to share multi-sector data. 
  • Health Datapalooza: April 26 - 27 in Washington, DC - Join us at the following session on April 27 at 10:45 am: Leveraging Health Information Exchange Infrastructure for Population Health: The Time Has (Finally) Come.
Project Spotlights

Reducing Tobacco Use through Innovative Data Sharing and Creative Engagement Strategies

This BUILD 2.0 collaborative is working together to pass tobacco free policies and reduce tobacco use in two Northern Kentucky communities: Covington and Gallatin County. The project will improve data-driven decision making while softening residents' perceptions about tobacco-free environments. 

Introducing Participatory Budgeting to Public Health Departments

With funding from PHNCI, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is pursuing the innovative practice of participatory budgeting, a process of public involvement in decision-making that allows ordinary people to decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget. Residents identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects and make real decisions about how money is spent.

All In Shout Outs

Food Insecurity Screening in Houston and Harris County: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

This report, featuring the Harris County BUILD Health Partnership, a BUILD 1.0 project, provides healthcare providers with information on how to integrate food insecurity screening into their practice and how to respond to a positive screen.

Using CASPER Methodology to Collect Neighborhood-Level Data

This PHNCI innovation story describes how the Portsmouth Health Department used the CASPER methodology, a low cost, time-efficient way to collect primary data, to gain a better understanding of health at the local/neighborhood level in Portsmouth, VA. 

Breastfeeding Café Opens in Jackson. What is It and Who's It For?

This local news article features the Baby Café initiative from the BUILD 2.0 project in Jackson, MS. The article explores the opening of their Baby Café and the importance and impact of this breastfeeding project in the community.

Tackling Cleveland's Lead Poisoning Problem with a Smartphone App

The Cleveland Healthy Home Data Collaborative, BUILD 2.0 project, is working to address the lead poisoning problem in their community by creating a smartphone app that helps house hunters to be better informed. 


Funding / Technical Assistance Opportunities
  • State and Local Innovation Prize: Due March 6 - Milkbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth have teamed up to establish a new annual award that recognizes state and local efforts to advance innovation using data to improve health.
  • Project HOPE: Due March 9 - This grant is designed to generate real progress toward equitable outcomes for young children and their families by building the capacity of cross-sector collaborations to promote child well-being. 
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: Due March 14 - This RWJF program funds researchers to engage their communities to define and explore a question, and then apply findings in real time to create measurable changes to advance health equity.
  • DASH CIC-START: Due March 23 - This RWJF-funded initiative aims to help local collaborations that are participating in the All In network catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. 
  • Emerging Leaders in Public Health: Due April 30 - The Kresge Foundation is seeking applicants for a leadership development initiative aimed at providing public health leaders with the skills to lead in today's changing health care environment. 
Calls for Abstracts
  • Colorado Health Symposium: Due March 14 - The Colorado Health Foundation is soliciting proposals for the symposium's afternoon exchange sessions, which are designed to engage and offer tangible information or resources that attendees can apply to their own work in creating healthier and more equitable communities. 
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